Harvest Festival This Weekend in Toccoa

An annual tradition returns this weekend to downtown Toccoa.

The 36th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday in downtown Toccoa.

Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that everything gets started at 10 a.m. Saturday.

“We have two different stages for entertainment, one at Tugalo and Sage streets and one on Doyle Street in front of Kay Royal’s office,” said Crosby. “There will be solid entertainment throughout the day. Of course, we have vendors with hand-made, homemade, home-baked, and homegrown products. We have the food vendors. That is always a popular part of the festival, as well as the games and activities for the children.”

Events on Saturday run through 5 p.m.

Everything starts back up on Sunday at 10 a.m., running through 4 p.m.

Crosby said that Toccoa will receive some special guests at about noon on Sunday.

“Sunday at 12 p.m., we will have a train come in from North Carolina,” said Crosby. “There will be about 1100 people on the train.”

Just some of the entertainment at this year’s Harvest Festival includes the Chattahoochee Chain Gang, the Watkins Family, and the Plainsmen, who are an American Indian drum and dance group.

For more information on this year’s Toccoa Harvest Festival, call Main Street Toccoa at 706-282-3309 or visit www.mainstreettoccoa.com.